Sean Fingleton was born in Malin in County Donegal. He studied at University College, Dublin where he received a BA in English and Philosophy and a H.Dip in Higher Education. He also studied art at Letterkenny RTC (now LYIT) and briefly at the National College of Art and Design.
His work forms part of the collections of the Arts Council, IMMA, Aras an Uachtarain, the OPW, the Royal Hospital in Gloucester in England and the European Parliament in Strasbourg among others. He has exhibited widely throughout Ireland and abroad.
He has been the recipient of many prizes for his work, including a 1986 GPA Award, in 1993 The Fergus O'Ryan RHA Award and has been twice a prize-winner at the annual Claremorris Open Exhibition.
Among his recent exhibitions he has featured in the RHA Exhibition in 2006, Greenstar Open Exhibition, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2006, a solo exhibition at Cavancor Gallery, Donegal 2006, and also "A Moment in Time" Temple Bar Gallery 2005, Barbara Stanley Gallery London, Winter Exhibition 2005, Taylor Gallery Dublin, Christmas Show 2005, "From Landscape" - drawing exhibition, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2005 and touring to Limerick, Galway and Cork and "Bearings" landscapes from the collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2004.
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